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Iran offering reeling Egypt ‘big credit line’

Iran’s president on Wednesday offered to help rescue Egypt’s failing economy with a “big credit line,” another sign of improving relations between two regional powers after a freeze of more than three decades. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made the proposal during the first trip to Egypt by an Iranian leader since 1979. It came at a time when his own…

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Tunisia protests after government critic shot dead

TUNIS (Reuters) – A Tunisian opposition politician was shot dead on Wednesday, sending protesters onto the streets of cities nationwide two years after the uprisings that swept Tunisia’s president from power and inflamed the Arab world. Forensic inspectors examine the car of prominent Tunisian opposition politician Shokri Belaid, who was shot dead outside his home, in Tunis February 6, 2013. ...

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Cairo Activist Fighting Tear Gas With Tear Gas

CAIRO — As hundreds fled the advancing armored cars of riot police officers, Mohamed Mokbel ran forward. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors A veteran of two years of violent street protests, he pulled on his gas mask and charred protective gloves for another long night at his ...

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David Cameron wins gay marriage vote as Tories split

David Cameron got his way but saw his party torn in half as gay marriage legislation cleared its first hurdle in the Commons. The Prime Minister hailed a “step forward for our country” after the House backed the proposals by a big margin of 400 to 175. However, Labour and Liberal Democrat support masked a massive show of protest by ...

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Leaked U.S. justification for drone killings assailed as rewriting definition of ‘imminent threat’

WASHINGTON — Civil and human rights advocates Tuesday denounced a leaked Obama administration “white paper” that sets out the legal justification for killing U.S. citizens suspected of being members of al Qaida, an issue certain to arise during the confirmation hearing Thursday of White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to be CIA director. The White House on Tuesday defended the ...

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Leaked U.S. justification for drone killings assailed as rewriting definition of ‘imminent threat’

WASHINGTON — Civil and human rights advocates Tuesday denounced a leaked Obama administration “white paper” that sets out the legal justification for killing U.S. citizens suspected of being members of al Qaida, an issue certain to arise during the confirmation hearing Thursday of White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to be CIA director. The White House on Tuesday defended the ...

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Leaked U.S. justification for drone killings assailed as rewriting definition of ‘imminent threat’

WASHINGTON — Civil and human rights advocates Tuesday denounced a leaked Obama administration “white paper” that sets out the legal justification for killing U.S. citizens suspected of being members of al Qaida, an issue certain to arise during the confirmation hearing Thursday of White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to be CIA director. The White House on Tuesday defended the ...

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Leaked U.S. justification for drone killings assailed as rewriting definition of ‘imminent threat’

WASHINGTON — Civil and human rights advocates Tuesday denounced a leaked Obama administration “white paper” that sets out the legal justification for killing U.S. citizens suspected of being members of al Qaida, an issue certain to arise during the confirmation hearing Thursday of White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to be CIA director. The White House on Tuesday defended the ...

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